Mitosis-inducing Factors Are Present in a Latent Form during Interphase in the Xenopus

  • John W. Newpor
  • Published 1988


During the conversion to the mitotic state, higher eukaryotic cells activate a cascade of reactions which result in the disintegration of the nuclear envelope, the condensation of the DNA into chromosomes, and the reorganization of the cytoskeleton. In Xenopus, the induction of the mitotic state appears to be under the control of a cytoplasmic factor(s… (More)


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